Rock Climbing Adventure in Texas

rock climbing in texas

Serving as a training ground for climbers in Texas preparing to hike mountains across the United States, one would think the Enchanted Rock would be challenging.

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Big Bend Mountain “Toe Art”

Big Bend

I call this mountain “toe art” because it looks like it, only this is nature’s own art and formation of its beauty. This is one of my favorite scenery in Continue reading “Big Bend Mountain “Toe Art””

The Grand Canyon at Sunset

Standing against the railing along the edge of the cliff, I watched as far as my eyes can see of the panorama around. Immense, wide, expansive. Because it stretches 277 miles. Who could see it all at once? For the one admission fee, you can explore it for seven days.

The Grand Canyon National Park.

That only one part of it, was a combination of thousands of frames, each had their own exhilarating beauty that you could see and feel simultaneously.

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Camping at Kelly’s Pond

Kelly’s Pond Campground in Montgomery, Texas

Located in the multi-use motorized trailhead of Sam Houston National Forest is the primitive camping site called Kelly’s Pond.

Kelly's Pond campground

We camped out there last weekend and we really liked it there that we wanted to go back next time. Here’s why.
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Things To Do in Seabourne Creek Park

Seabourne Creek Park in Rosenberg, Texas

It was a beautiful and warm day the other day so it was perfect to go out and enjoy some outdoor time at the closest nature park I can get to.

Seabourne Creek Park

Seabourne Creek ParkThe one hundred sixty-four (164) acre Nature Park is located in 3831 Highway 36 South, Rosenberg, Texas.

It is ideal for family day picnics, bird watching, butterfly watching, fishing, jogging, running or walking, and for enjoying nature and some fresh air.

The Gazebo

rosenberg creek park

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Murchison Park El Paso Scenic Drive

I stopped in El Paso during my trip to stay in a hotel for the night, and since I had few hours before dark, I was looking for things to do in the city. Museums and zoos and a lot of entertaining places were suggested. However, I opted for the Scenic Drive.

The beautiful El Paso mountains.

Over the southern tip of Franklin Mountain was the Rim Road of the El Paso Scenic Drive, called the Murchison Park.  Continue reading “Murchison Park El Paso Scenic Drive”

Standin’ on a Corner in Winslow, AZ

It was just a few miles away from my route, so I detoured to visit the park memorializing the Eagles’ song “Take it Easy”, the Standin’ on a Corner Park in a nice historic town of Winslow, Arizona on old Route 66. It became a quiet town when Interstate Highway 40 by-passed it, but there were still some small businesses around, and to patronize them, I went inside the store right across from the statue, bought a drink and met the very nice owners. We were taking it easy! Every time I will hear that Eagles’ song, I can say that I’ve been on that corner and I was standin’ there 🙂 Continue reading “Standin’ on a Corner in Winslow, AZ”

Watching Sunset at El Paso Scenic Overlook

There I stood on the rim of Franklin Mountain in El Paso, TX, at the Murchison Park, overlooking the City of El Paso, TX, USA, New Mexico, USA,  and Juarez, Mexico. It was one scene feeling the wind blowing while I was watching the sky changed its colors in just a short amount of time during sunset. And another watching other people standing there also watching the magnificent show.

El Paso Scenic Drive view is captivating at night, and equally awesome sight during the day. It was so worth the drive on the winding road up the mountain to the best vantage area in Texas.

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South Padre Island view from the Lighthouse

Port Isabel Lighthouse

Today, only five historic lighthouses are left in the Texas coasts along the Gulf of Mexico. The others that have stood the test of time beaconing light from afar had been damaged or demolished. Of these five lights, only one is open to the public, for a very affordable fee – the Port Isabel Lighthouse. It was constructed in 1852 at 57 feet tall and had since undergone repairs, and recently, an overall renovation. It is located along Highway 100 which service South Padre Island.

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Hamilton Pool Preserve

One of the stops on our trip on thanksgiving weekend was to the Hamilton Pool Preserve in Dripping Springs, Texas, just about 23 miles north of Austin off Highway 71.

From the parking lot we hiked less than a mile through a kind of a rugged terrain, hilly and rocky, but there are trails and pathways that make it easy for tourists to walk, climb on and hike along. It was an amazing sight – the jade green pool, the 50-foot water falls, the huge dome that partly collapsed long time ago, and the white beach were awesome, and make a wonderful and unique photo opportunity. Stalactites growing from the ceiling are amazing too.

At this time, Continue reading “Hamilton Pool Preserve”